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North Carolina Loan Repayment Program (NC LRP)

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, North Carolina Office of Rural Health
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

The North Carolina Loan Repayment Program (NC LRP) offers repayment assistance for educational loans in exchange for providing comprehensive primary care services in eligible facilities serving high need patients in rural and underserved communities of North Carolina.

Recipients must agree to a 4 year service commitment.

Program guidelines


Eligibility requirements:

  • Employment start date is within 5 years of submitting the application
  • Have an unrestricted license to practice in North Carolina
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Accept Medicaid and Medicare
  • Not currently under an existing service commitment

Eligible providers include:

  • Primary care physicians (MD and DO)
    • Family medicine
    • General internal medicine
    • General surgery (in Critical Access Hospitals only)
    • Obstetrics/gynecology
    • General Pediatrics
    • Psychiatry
  • Dentists
  • Dental hygienists
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Certified nurse midwives
Geographic coverage
North Carolina
Amount of funding

Award amounts:

  • Up to $100,000 for physicians and dentists
  • Up to $60,000 for nurse practitioners (including psychiatric), nurse midwives, physician assistants, and dental hygienists
Application process

Apply using the online application.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Dental workforce · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Oral health · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · Surgery · North Carolina

Organizations (2)

  • North Carolina Office of Rural Health, view details
  • North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, view details

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.